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'Go green' with coach travel

29 October 2008
Holidaymakers looking to reduce their carbon footprint should consider travelling by coach, it has been suggested.

Figures released by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research revealed that travelling by coach is up to six times more environmentally friendly than travelling by plane or by car.

According to the Coach Tourism Council, coaches are also an extremely safe form of transport and enable people to travel to their destinations in comfort.

"Gone are the days when an old bus took people to the seaside for a day trip – today passengers travel in ultra modern, air-conditioned coaches with all mod-cons," the organisation said.

Over eight million people travel to their holiday destinations by coach every year, with destinations such as the French Alps proving particularly popular.

A recent study carried out by the Ski Club of Great Britain revealed that an increasing number of Britons are opting to take winter ski breaks, with France occupying 43 per cent of the market.

In related news, Skiweekends operates a carbon offset scheme on ski breaks to Chamonix and the 3 Valleys in £300,000 leather lined coaches. ADNFCR-1958-ID-18848986-ADNFCR
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